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Images of Grenfell to go on display in photography exhibition raising money for appeal fund

It will raise money for survivors of the tragedy

Images of Grenfell Tower are to feature in a photography exhibition in the north of Wales, which will raise money for survivors of the disaster.

Northern Eye International Photography Festival will host the first public showing of pictures by renowned photographer Brian David Stevens, documenting the aftermath of the blaze, with donations going to the appeal fund.

It begins on October 9 and is the first time Mr Steven’s images of the burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower have been put on show in the UK.

The shell of Grenfell Tower, taken by photographer Brian David Stevens(Image: Brian David Stevens)

 

He has taken images of the block of flats every day since June 15, the day after the building burst into flames, claiming more than 80 lives and leaving many more residents affected.

He said: “I started to photograph Grenfell Tower the day after the fire. I took these pictures as a member of the public.

Members of the public seen look up at Grenfell Tower after the blaze(Image: Brian David Stevens)

 

“I was in the same state of shock as everybody was as I walked around the block. I didn’t want to use privileged viewpoints, I wanted the same view as everybody else.

"I used a camera with a fixed lens that gives a similar viewpoint to your eyes, you are seeing what I’m seeing and hopefully nothing is getting in the way of that vision.

 

 

“I photographed the area every day for a month after the disaster, circling the tower. You have to immerse yourself in the subject, but no matter how many times I went back, each time I saw the burnt out husk of Grenfell Tower it utterly floored me.

“I knew I had to try to make honest, respectful work, and I hope I have.”

An image of Grenfell Tower taken by celebrated photographer Brian David Stevens(Image: Brian David Stevens)

 

Visitors to the exhibition will be asked for donations to the appeal for funds to help victims.

The exhibition will see the seaside town of Colwyn Bay will become a massive open air photo gallery with different exhibitions - including shop fronts - and speakers include past and present picture editors of the Guardian and Observer newspapers, plus photographer Roger Tiley, who has captured the lives of Welsh LGBT miners.

Click here for more information on the Grenfell Tower display.

 

 

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